Thank you for visiting our Natural Gift Seafoods website. We are Ian, Kingsley, and Alistair Bryce. We operate our family’s fishing vessel, the NERKA #1, and have been in BC’s commercial fishing industry for 50 years. We fish from April to October from Oregon to Haida Gwaii and develop, process, and sell our seafood products year round.
About 10 years ago we realized that little or no North Pacific Albacore Tuna was available locally, so we began to develop the products that we are proud to offer as Natural Gift Seafoods. We use only our own premium hook-and-line troll-caught Albacore Tuna and Lingcod and stand behind our products 100%.
We are as proud of our fish as we are of our fisheries. The Albacore Tuna we catch are young, healthy, and are rich in Omega 3 fatty acid. The Albacore Tuna fishery is one of the greenest and cleanest in the world. It is well-managed and sustainable and has been certified by the Marine Stewardship Council. The Lingcod fishery is 100% observed with Video Monitoring Systems (VMS) and managed through an individual quota system. Albacore Tuna and Lingcod from our fisheries have been recognized as ‘Sustainable’ by the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise and ‘Best Choice’ or ‘Good Alternative’ by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Programs. We are proud to be a part of fisheries that are well-managed and sustainable.
Here at home we support the Nature Trust of BC and contribute a portion of all our sales to the Nature Trust of BC.
Thanks again for your interest in Natural Gift Seafoods. If you have any questions about our fisheries or our products, please feel free to contact us.
Ian, Kingsley, and Alistair